Mar 23
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Launch: Diversity in International Arbitration: Why it Matters and How to Sustain It

LL.M. Programme in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Date: 23 March 2023
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Venue: online via Zoom; in person – 11/F, Academic Conference Room, Faculty of Law, Cheng Yu Tung Tower
For Registration, please click here.

Moderator: Giorgio Colombo, Nagoya University

Speakers: Shahla F. Ali, Professor and Associate Dean (International) and Director, Program in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Filip Balcerzak, Associate Professor (Research), Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, Partner, SSW Pragmatic Solutions; Giorgio Fabio Colombo, Professor, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan; and Joshua Karton, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Canada

About the Book:
After decades of focus on harmonization, which for too many represents no more than Western legal dominance and a largely homogeneous arbitration practitioner community, this ground-breaking book explores the increasing attention being paid to the need for greater diversity in the international arbitration ecosystem. It examines diversity in all its forms, investigating how best to develop an international arbitral order that is not just tolerant of diversity, but that sustains and promotes diversity in concert with harmonized practices.
Offering a wide range of viewpoints from a diverse and inclusive group of authors, Diversity in International Arbitration is a comprehensive and insightful resource on a controversial, fast-moving subject. Chapters present arguments from practitioner, academic, institutional and governmental perspectives that identify the underlying issues and address the various ways in which the goal of diversity, whether demographic, legal, cultural, professional, linguistic, or philosophical, can be reached.
This book’s analysis of the contemporary state of diversity in international arbitration will be a crucial read for researchers in the field. Practitioners and policy makers will also find its discussion of best practices and innovative initiatives for enhancing diversity to be invaluable.

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